Episode 672: This is the May

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Summary: <br> Listen below with the audio player or <a href="https://wp.me/pe53l-1A3">Click Here</a> for complete show notes and video from the show.<br> <br> <br> <br> Feedback<br> <br> QOTW: What’s the most ridiculous thing you saw a computer illiterate person do with a computer?<br> <br> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/technoramapodcast/photos/a.10151218397851671/10158329988701671">Technorama FB Page</a><br> <br> <br> <br> On This Day In History for May 4, 2022<br> This is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining in 2022.<br> <br> It was on this date in 1493, that Pope Alexander VI divided the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation<br> That same date in 1626, Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrived in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw<br> Also on May 4, 1904, The United States began construction of the Panama Canal<br> Also today in 1953, Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea<br> Also on May 4, 1972, The Don’t Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changed its name to “Greenpeace Foundation”<br> The 108 -story Sears Tower in Chicago was topped out at 1,451 feet as the world’s tallest building on this date in 1973<br> It was also this date in 1998 that A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gave “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty<br> <br> Happy birthday goes out on this date to:<br> <br> Italian instrument maker, inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, born on this date in 1655.<br> Jean-Charles de Borda, the French mathematician, physicist, and sailor was born 289 years ago today.<br> Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader was born on that same date in 1928.<br> Also born on that same date in 1953,  American actress and singer, Pia Zadora.<br> Also turning 66 today is American astronaut and engineer Michael L. Gernhardt.<br> <br> Listener Birthdays<br> <br> 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast<br> 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners)<br> 6 – Bill Barbour<br> 6 – Steve Bickle<br> 6 – Brian Brown<br> 8 – Curtis Parish<br> <br> And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  4, 2022<br> <br> If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenNyl8MEsC_eVDvCerLe8wNvhgtjg2d7F0Yj0IFYl4dOU2uA/viewform">Birthday Calendar</a> link.<br> <br> News<br> <br> <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/25/23040877/iss-axiom-spacex-splashdown-space-station">First private mission to the ISS splashes down off Florida coast – The Verge</a><br> <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/27/tech/spacex-launch-crew-4-wednesday-scn/index.html">SpaceX launches another historic astronaut mission – CNN</a><br> <a href="https://www.theverge.com/23022323/drones-wildfire-first-nation-british-columbia">Drones are setting down roots in wildfire-scarred landscapes – The Verge</a><br> <br> Hacks &amp; Strange Stories<br> <br> <a href="https://makezine.com/2022/04/26/peppers-scope-whats-old-is-new-again/">Pepper’s Scope: What’s Old Is New Again – Make: (makezine.com)</a><br> <br> Shout out to the chat room<br> Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat!<br> Remember When<br> <br> <a href="https://hackaday.com/2022/04/26/the-sinclair-zx-spectrum-turns-40/">The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Turns 40 | Hackaday</a><br> <br> Thank you Patrons!<br> This show is brought to you by… YOU!